Chalcophanite and hemimorphite; Precaución Mine, Spain - Alexandria Mineral Shop
Chalcophanite and hemimorphite; Precaución Mine, Spain - Alexandria Mineral Shop
Chalcophanite and hemimorphite; Precaución Mine, Spain - Alexandria Mineral Shop
Chalcophanite and hemimorphite; Precaución Mine, Spain - Alexandria Mineral Shop
Chalcophanite and hemimorphite; Precaución Mine, Spain - Alexandria Mineral Shop
Chalcophanite and hemimorphite; Precaución Mine, Spain - Alexandria Mineral Shop
Chalcophanite and hemimorphite; Precaución Mine, Spain - Alexandria Mineral Shop
Chalcophanite and hemimorphite; Precaución Mine, Spain - Alexandria Mineral Shop

Chalcophanite and hemimorphite; Precaución Mine, Spain

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Locality: Mina Precaucion, Cabezo de San Ginés, El Estrecho de San Ginés, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, Cartagena, Murcia, Spain

Size: 71 mm x 57 mm x 36 mm (2.8 in. x 2.2 in. x 1.4 in.)

Weight: 87 g (3.1 oz.)

Black chalcophanite —a hydrated zinc manganese oxide— in botryoidal habit, the latter best noticeable under magnification. The specimen has small (~1 mm) lustrous hemimorphite crystals embedded in the limonitic matrix. Collected in 2014.

CHAL1554